Early Bird tickets are available now! Get in early to avoid disappointment as events do sell out. The Full Program will be launched and available for purchase on Friday 26 July.
How to Buy Tickets
There are two methods of purchasing tickets – via a Cinepass or single tickets.
The best way to fully immerse yourself in CinefestOZ is to purchase a Cinepass. There are several alternatives, each offering a different festival experience, for all or part of the festival period. Multi and Mixed Bag Cinepasses may be purchased now but general screenings can be added to your pass from 26 July.
Please note that these Cinepasses are valid for specific sessions and time periods. For more information visit the Buy Cinepasses page HERE
To buy individual tickets to an event or film screening, search through the printed or online program to select one that appeals to you. A film may be screened once or multiple times over the festival, and some screenings may have a function attached, so the prices, venues and event details will vary.
Where to Buy Tickets
Early Bird sales are only available online through the CinefestOZ website or the iPhone and Android apps. From 26 July you can buy tickets through the following outlets.
Online: through this website.
iPhone and Android app: download the free CinefestOZ App now and carry CinefestOZ around in your pocket.
Outlets: Tickets are also available at the following outlets:
Busselton Visitors Centre (Busselton foreshore); open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 9.30am-4.30pm
Orana Cinemas – 28 August to 1 September only
Margaret River Visitors Centre (100 Bussell Hwy), open 9am-5pm every day.
Bunbury Visitors Centre (Old Railway Station, Carmody Place), open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm, Sunday 10am-2pm
Grand Cinemas: for events held at Grand Cinemas only (33 Clifton St); open 9:30am-9:30pm
Dunsborough Visitors Centre (31 Dunn Bay Road); open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 9.30am-4.30pm
Early Bird Events and Passes
Film Prize Cinepass
Mixed Bag Cinepass
Short Film Events
In Conversation Events
The following booking fees apply:
$1.50 per $0.01-$20 transaction,
$2.50 per $20.01-$60 transaction,
$3.50 per $60.01-$200 transaction,
$4.00 per $200+ transaction.
There are no fees for booking sessions onto a pass you have previously purchased.
Credit card fees apply.
If none of the below answers your query, please email [email protected]
On the CinefestOZ website you can browse sessions based on yourpreferences, such as for date, venue, event type, content, country of origin or keyword. Use the drop-down checkboxes to simplify your search. Select a date from the options for that film, then the quantity of tickets you’d like, and follow the prompts online to purchase or continue to browse for other tickets. Once you have selected all of the films and events you’d like to purchase, click on the Cart (shopping trolley) icon at the top right of the page to purchase.
You will have to sign in or set up an account to buy tickets. Your log-in and password will be the same as previous years. If you are setting one up for the first time, keep your account details handy so that you can log in and purchase new tickets, reprint or exchange tickets. If you’ve forgotten your account details, click on the Account (person) icon at the top right of the CinefestOZ website and follow the prompts given for either a forgotten log-in or a lost password.
If you have purchased single tickets, a Mixed Bag Cinepass or Multi Cinepass, your tickets will be automatically emailed to you after your online transaction. The tickets contain a barcode that will be scanned on entry to the session, so please show your tickets on your phone or in hard copy at the venue.
This is an automated process so although the tickets should be sent to you immediately after purchase, this can sometimes take a few minutes. Please allow 30 minutes and be sure to check your junk mail folders. The email will be sent from our ticketing provider Ferve Tickets – [email protected]
If you have not received your tickets after these checks please log into your ticketing account by clicking on the Account (person) icon at the top right of the website. Your booked sessions can be viewed and printed here. If you are experiencing issues please email [email protected] for assistance.
Please log into your account to re-print your tickets.
Unfortunately, not for Early Bird events. The screenings with functions pre-film or post-film are for premieres and the film and function are part of the same ticket. Please check the program for other screening times for that film. At Full Program launch there may be some films that have both a film only and film + function ticket option.
Most of our venues are wheelchair accessible, with accessible parking, access and toilets. Please email [email protected] to discuss the venue and session you would like to attend and our team will assist however possible.
There is no allocated seating at our venues so if you would like to select your own seats, particularly for busy screenings, we recommend arriving at least 15 minutes prior to the screening start time printed on your ticket. Please be aware that for some screenings there may be queues to gain entry to a cinema.
Tickets for these sessions are not currently available, although some may be released at a later date. If you would like to be put on a waitlist for a screening or event listing Standby tickets please fill in the waitlist form on the event website page. There is no guarantee that tickets will become available or that any further tickets released can be allocated to all patrons on a waitlist.
12 and under (as per standard cinema tickets).
Yes, this is the same as the concession ticket for a general screening – a valid student or concession card must be shown at the time of purchase or presented on entry if requested.
As a local not-for-profit organisation, it costs us a lot more to bring premieres and French films to the southwest, as opposed to the general release of a film across Australia. Many of the films will not be shown in general release and have been sourced specially for CinefestOZ.
There s no allocated seating at any screenings. Some films are screened in multiple cinemas at the same time so please check the cinema number that is shown on your ticket. If your friend’s ticket is also for the same cinema then we recommend you arrive early to select your own seats. To make sure you both purchase tickets for the same cinema it’s best to book at the same time.
We recommend checking your sessions are correct before purchasing, however we understand that circumstances do change. All single tickets are non-refundable but can be exchanged (subject to availability) for the equal dollar amount or more before the session start time. Exchanges are not permitted for a session that has already commenced or has passed.
Log into your ticketing account and select the session you’d like to exchange. Click on “Exchange Tickets”, check the details of the session and select “Exchange”. Choose the new session and add this to your cart, then Check Out to complete the exchange and pay any difference in price. Your new tickets will be emailed to you, and the ticket you’ve exchanged will become void and entry will not be permitted via barcode scanning.
Sessions may be cancelled or exchanged online (subject to availability) before the session start time. Log into your account, and in the Passes section if you have more than one pass select the specific pass by checking the box next to it. Click on “View/Exchange Sessions”, and select the session you’d like to cancel or exchange and click “Exchange Sessions”. When the box appears, make sure the details are correct and then select “Exchange”. Continue with the check out process and the session/s will be removed from your pass.
As a not-for-profit festival CinefestOZ aims to keep all costs down but we need to cover our administration expenses. We charge a minimal booking fee on each transaction (not on each ticket). This is used to pay for a small part of the cost of our ticketing system, which provides many benefits such as 24-hour purchasing, a free iPhone and Android app and specialised film festival ticketing services. We have chosen to charge a booking fee rather than increase the price of all tickets to cover this cost. We will continue to ensure this fee is kept to a minimum and we recommend that, where possible, tickets are purchased in one transaction or as a discounted pass to limit the booking fees paid.
Ticketing Terms and Conditions
In addition to the above FAQs, further information on conditions of entry can be found in our Ticketing Terms and Conditions.View